Elaine Carol Gilbert, 89, died, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in the Masonic Care Community, Utica, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Buffalo on Dec. 25, 1930, she was the daughter of Marvin and Elvira Morgan. Carol was married to her grade school sweetheart, Donald Bruce Gilbert, for 46 years, prior to his death in 2019.
Carol graduated from Riverside High School and went on to graduate from the Millard Fillmore Hospital, earning her nursing degree (RN) and then her Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Buffalo. Carol worked as a public health nurse in Buffalo before moving to Michigan City, Indiana, in 1974. She earned her certified nurse practitioner license in Indiana and worked for Family Planning of Indiana. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Michigan City and the Michigan City Service League.
Surviving are a son, David (Martha) Haughey of Oneida; a daughter, Carol Beth (Paul) O’Dowd of Houston, Texas; a grandchild, David M. (Karen Thorpe) Haughey of Lebanon, New Hampshire; and her great-granddaughter, Iona Rose Haughey, who brought her great joy; five step-children: Donald (Tammy) Gilbert of Kingsbury, Indiana; Richard (Sue) Gilbert of Michigan City, Robert (Donna) Gilbert of Goodyear, Arizona; Tim (Shannon) Gilbert of Elgin, Indiana; and Anne (Alan) Thompson of Elgin, South Carolina; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Carol was a devoted and caring wife, mother and nurse.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the caregivers, Dr. McCormick, Nancy Robinson, Nancy Furlong, Gail Marhaver, Josie Land, Jay Snow and all of the staff at the Masonic Care Community, and a special thanks to her friend Alice Tim of Michigan City.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida. Interment will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Please make donations in memory of Carol to Mara Roberts, Director of Marketing and Development, The Masonic Care Center of Utica, 2500 Bleecker St., 13501; or to the First United Methodist Church of Michigan City, Indiana. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.